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Dr. Nela Cordero Dr. Cordero
Pediatrics
50 years in practice
University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
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Did I get rid of threadworms?

Did I get rid of threadworms?

PINWORM: It is intestinal infestation with perianal itching. Rx : vermox, Mebendazole repeated in 2weeks. Parasites are seen early am around anus.

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Dr. Cornelia Franz Dr. Franz
Pediatrics
years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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What to do if I can't get rid of threadworms?

What to do if I can't get rid of threadworms?

Yes: 1. Over the counter pin-x is useful. 2. If that doesn't work there is astronger prescription medication 3. Good hygiene for 6 weeks...Washing things regularly...How is child getting reinfected? Sandbox outside is a common location. 4. Homeopathic cina has been known to help. 5. Chinese medicine- consult a practitioner near you.

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Do people ever get rid of threadworms without medication?

Do people ever get rid of threadworms without medication?

Can clear by itself: Threadworms (pinworms) are only significant in the individual who develops an allergic/irritant response to the glue like material the eggs are laid in near the anus. The more intense the response, the more intense the itching & problematic for the patient. The infestation can shed naturally & not return unless ingestion of new eggs occurs. Otc treatments are available.

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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How do you get rid of threadworms and is it contagious?

How do you get rid of threadworms and is it contagious?

OTC meds/yes: There are a variety of over the counter products that may help you rid someone of threadworms. They come with names like pinx. There are also prescription meds that will work. The worm is passed througn eggs that contaminate bedclothes, play areas, etc and end up on fingers. They travel though the mouth to your digestive tract where they infect you.

Dr. Alan Mease Dr. Mease
Pediatrics
44 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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What to do if I can't get rid of threadworms (also known as pinworms)?

What to do if I can't get rid of threadworms (also known as pinworms)?

Pinworms: The whole family/ household needs to be treated with appropriate doses of vermox. This can be obtained from your family doc or pediatrician. All the bedding in the house needs to washed in very hot water. Sometimes a second dose of medication and washing is necessary.

Dr. Neigatha Graney Dr. Graney
Pediatrics
33 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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I'm living with threadworms. Cannot get rid of them. Help?

I'm living with threadworms. Cannot get rid of them. Help?

Avoid Re-infestation: If you are referring to Pinworms, re-infestation is a major reason for persistent infestation; additionally the prescription medication must be repeated in 2 wks. Suggest the following: wash hands/scrub nails with brush after using toilet/before eating, launder bedding/clothes in hot water/hot dryer frequently, wear underwear to bed/launder daily, treat other household members simultaneously.

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
36 years in practice
Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
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My daughter who is a month old has threadworms. How do I get rid of them?

My daughter who is a month old has threadworms. How do I get rid of them?

See her doctor: Very unusual to get this infection at this age, kindly see her pediatrician soon, best wishes

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Hi, I have had pinworms / threadworms but they keep coming back (despite following strict hygeine measures) for about 6 weeks. I have been taking Mebendazole every 1 - 2 weeks to try and get rid of them. Are there any side effects for taking Mebendazole l

Hi, I have had pinworms / threadworms but they keep coming back (despite following strict hygeine measures) for about 6 weeks. I have been taking Mebendazole every 1 - 2 weeks to try and get rid of them. Are there any side effects for taking Mebendazole l

Not at that dose: If this is not working, consider you may not have pin worms. The peri-anal itching most often associated with PW's can be caused by a number of thongs, as diverse as a strep dermatitis, a reaction to foods, etc. Unless you have had PW's identified, I would look to another cause. If you are getting re-infected, some human in your environment is giving it to you.

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
36 years in practice
Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
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What treatment should I use for threadworm?

What treatment should I use for threadworm?

Prescription: Medicine is what you need, and if it is truly threadworm or pinworm, the whole household might need to be treated as well, check with your GP

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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If you stop biting your nails can you prevent threadworms?

Threadworm/pinworm: The threadwork/pinworm is a human only parasite that usually inhabits the lower intestines. The adult worm crawls out the folds of the anus & lays eggs in a glue like substance that triggers itching. That itching easily disburses the eggs within bed linen or clothing where it can contaminate fingers & be re-introduced to the mouth. Any contact of contaminated fingers with the mouth can recycle it.

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Do threadworms cause bloating, nausea and dizziness? What's the best course of treatment for an adult? And should my dog be treated at the same time?

Do threadworms cause bloating, nausea and dizziness? What's the best course of treatment for an adult? And should my dog be treated at the same time?

Not specifically: The only predictable symptom of this parasite is the anal itching in those who react to the glue like material the eggs are laid in at your anus. It is a parasite specific to humans, you have no need to worry about your dog.

Dr. Bahman Omrani Dr. Omrani
Pain Management
13 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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How soon can you go swimming after having threadworm?

How soon can you go swimming after having threadworm?

Threadworms (UK): Known as pinworms in the us. Pinworm infections are rarely spread through the use of swimming pools (unless heavly infested with e. Vermicularis). Re-infection rate is high & all close contacts should be simultaneously treated. Frequent hand washing and clipping the nails, as well as washing of bedding and clothing will help minimize rate of re-infection.

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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How soon can you go swimming after having threadworm?

How soon can you go swimming after having threadworm?

Wouldn't worry: I detest wading pools for toddlers because so many would pass parasites like Giardia, but not threadworms. An older kid swimming in a regular pool is not a problem. It is the dry eggs in bedclothes/sheets that pass this problem. The pool water will disperse & neutralize them

Dr. David Ziring Dr. Ziring
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
18 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Albendazole - suitable for children with threadworm?

Albendazole - suitable for children with threadworm?

Secondary med: Current reccomendations list Praziquantel at 5-10 mg/kg x 1 dose as the preferred agent for tapeworm due to effectiveness & simplicity of treatment. Albendazole at a dose of 15mg/kg divided 2x/day for 1-6 mo may be effective but is certainly a harder rx to complete. See harriet lane handbook of pediatric antimicrobial therapy.

Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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Do you know if there are dissolveable tablets to treat threadworm?

Pin-x: This is a chewable tablet that will treat pinworms or threadworms. There is also a liquid form available

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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My sister's got threadworm and we all have to take tablets to treat it. However I cannot physically take tablets. What can I do?

Chewables/liquids: There are liquid over the counter preparations for this problem under several names. Some of the prescription meds also come in chewables, since most affected patients are kids.

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What do you suggest if my sisters got threadworm and we all have to take tablets to treat it however I cannot physically take tablets so please help?

OTC liquid: There are a variety of over the counter PW medications that come in powder form and can be suspended in water.

Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy Dr. Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology
30 years in practice
Bombay University, Dr D. Y. Patil Medical College
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Dr. John Scuba Dr. Scuba
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
21 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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Took mebendazole threadworm medicine for 3days. And got better but not completely cured. What medicne should I take? It came of my face.

Took mebendazole threadworm medicine for 3days. And got better but not completely cured. What medicne should I take? It came of my face.

Pinworms: You touch and then swallow tiny worm eggs which hatch in the gut. Female worms emerge around the anus (and vagina in females) at night to lay more eggs and secrete mucus that makes you scratch the area. The eggs stick to your fingers or nails and then they can be transferred anywhere. There's a lot more to a cure than just the drug, like strict hygiene and treating family members as well.

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